Tag: 2015

2015 Recap, ADCook.com


It was an eventful year for sure. And a good year, too. All-in-all though, I’m especially excited for the forthcoming year. 2016 is going to be amazing. But, before I get ahead of myself, I need to wrap up my semi-annual quasi-year-end summary blog.

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A.D. Cook, Gail, and Beti Kristof 12/31/15

The Healing Power of Art

New Year’s Eve 2015, Artists Beti Kristof and A.D. Cook painted Gail, from the shoulders up, in celebration of the healing power of art and the new year.

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Young Aspiring Artist - Old Navy

Young Aspiring Artist

“YOUNG ASPIRING ARTIST.” It makes me smile, really. I like YOUNG. I like “ASPIRING.” I like “ARTIST.” No, wait… cross out “ARTIST” and replace it with just about anything else,

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Steve Connolly as Elvis 12/24/15

Christmas with the King

Christmas with the King? The King of Rock and Roll, perhaps. Well, sort of. Steve Connolly as Elvis is the “Spirit of the King.”

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Motor Trend International Auto Show

Motor Trend Auto Show

Like previous years, I enjoyed most of my time at the Motor Trend Auto Show hanging with the beautiful ladies. Yes, I’m talking about the Lamborghini “ladies” – of the Aventador and Huracan variety. And of all those feisty ladies, these are among my favorites. Of course, what I refer to as the ladies, most simply call the BULLS. Semantics, I say.

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Art Workshops, December 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Art Workshops

Art Workshops… Painting, Drawing, Color (lots of colors) — we’re going to have fun this holiday season. I’ve teamed up with talented artist extraordinaire Beti Kristof and Las Vegas’ best art supply stores, Desert Art Supply, to bring you three exciting art workshops in December.

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Sinatra 100th, Las Vegas, NV

Sinatra’s 100th Celebrated

LAS VEGAS – In recognition of what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on December 12, 2015, the Las Vegas News Bureau is celebrating his legendary career in Las Vegas through exhibitions featuring iconic and rarely seen images from its archives.

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Food Is Art, Las Vegas, NV

Food Is Art

Mark your calendars… November 14 — FOOD IS ART ~ enjoy an evening of food and libation pairings with top chefs, sommeliers, and master mixologists, live entertainment by Pablo Cruise, live and silent auctions, fine art, and more!

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ADCook.com - since 1996

Happy Birthday, ADCook.com

Hard to believe… my site, ADCook.com has been live and showcasing my art for 19 years now. Launched this day in 1996 (you know, back when we paved the Internet highway with cobblestones – lol).

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Gordie Brown, Las Vegas, NV

Gordie Brown

Las Vegas legend Gordie Brown puts on a rockin’ show. His recent “Night of celebration, just for the hell of it!” show at the Gordie Brown Showroom was powerful and really showed Gordie’s impressive impressionist skills. In short, it was a blast!

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Italian Sports Car and Motorcycle Day 2016, Las Vegas

6th Annual Italian Sports Car Day

Every year is better than the last. This year’s sixth Annual Italian Sports Car and Motorcycle Day – Oct. 11, 2015 – was no exception.
The crowd was awesome and the cars amazing.

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